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Update on TxDOT's US 60/83 rehab project

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Canadian City Manager Joe Jarosek announced this week that TxDOT has released a June 1, 2020, start date for its US 60/83 Utility Relocation Project. The project is expected to take a full year to complete. Jarosek said he expects TxDOT will hold a pre-construction conference to explain the work sequence, and that as soon as he has more definitive information, he will pass it on. The utility relocation project involves the relocation of municipal water and sewer lines to the highway right-of-way, in preparation for the roadway rehabilitation project, which will extend from Birch to Main Streets in Canadian. Bid letting for that project is slated for January 2022. The rehabilitation project’s scope includes replacing the existing pavement with concrete, as well as construction of sidewalks, pedestrian accommodations, and improved mobility and accessibility to area motorists.
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A rafter of wild turkeys found camouflage and meager shelter from Tuesday morning’s cold, wet snow, in this thicket of trees on Lake Marvin Road.

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A rafter of wild turkeys found camouflage and meager shelter from Tuesday morning’s cold, wet snow, in this thicket of trees on Lake Marvin Road.

Snowfall totals ranged from 1-2 inches in the central part of the Texas Panhandle, to much heavier measurements, ranging from 3-8 inches in the northwestern and eastern Texas Panhandle and in much of the Oklahoma Panhandle.

As beautiful as it was, it was fleeting here in Hemphill County, melting quickly and enriching the soil with welcome moisture. 

PHOTO BY LAURIE EZZELL BROWN